09 Feb '11, 11pm

Schools go the extra mile to cultivate a love for reading

SINGAPORE - Storytelling sessions, playing games and students sharing their favourite titles through the school's broadcast channel - these are the lengths which some schools here are going to pique pupils' interest in books. As one of the 15 pilot schools for the Whole School Reading Programme, Junyuan Primary also works closely with the National Library Board to understand pupils' reading habits and teachers learn to use e-resources to interest students in reading. As these initiatives started late last year, grades have yet to show improvement but student response has been encouraging. Level head for English Language, Madam Waheeda Abdul Kadir, said: "Pupils become interested in the books they are reading or what their friends are reading ... Pupils also build their vocabulary through the books they read." At CHIJ Kellock Primary, students sample scones and cream with E...

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